Many thanks to Carmel (IN) Firefighter Jeff Owens and the Koorsen Fire Protection Company for bringing their Kasey the Fire and Life Safety dog program to our area recently. They have visited elementary schools in Zoneton teaching children valuable lessons in fire survival. The Kasey Program has reached hundreds of thousands of people. The chocolate labs, Kasey and Carmel, demonstrate Stop, Drop and Roll, along with crawling low in smoke and checking doors for heat before opening. Also that lighters and matches should never be touched and having a family meeting place if a home must be evacuated. These dogs are family pets, search and rescue dogs, fire/life safety educators and also teach how to safely approach strange dogs.

– Photos courtesy of Zoneton Fire Protection District